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The Hollywood Carnival and Cultural Festival 2017 was an amazing, world class experience. Los Angeles is truly a melting pot of “vibrant multicultural & diverse communities of people” from all over the world. Several countries presented; from Guatemala to Trinidad, Brazil, Mexico and so many more. It was great to see all the different cultural representations and carnival costumes in one parade. Here are some of the images we captured while at the parade.We know it takes months of planning and preparation to put these costumes together. Fortunately feather supplies are easy to come by at The Feather Place, located downtown Los Angeles. Wholesale is available to all carnival and cultural dance customers! We loved all of the amazing feathered costumes made with unique color combinations incorporating ostrich plumes, rooster coque tails, goose palettes, pheasant tails, and peacock feathers. Embellished with flashy sequence appliques, beads and trims to catch your eye, each reveler brings individual style and artistry within their groups theme.We’d like to give a shout out to our friends Extacy Mas, Jam Design Concepts, Bamboo Mas, Sistas wit Style, Caribbean Zone Productions, People of the Sun, The Mirage, Abraham Gonzales-Pollick from A Royal Piece and ALL of our carnival clients for counting on The Feather Place this year. And a SPECIAL Thank you to Extacy Mas … Parading with you was the time of my life-xo!

“The Los Angeles Culture Festival and Hollywood Carnival, are proud to present the annual Los Angeles Culture Festival and Hollywood Carnival Parade – a world culture festival – expressing the colors of culture and freedom of the world as one people. This is a celebration of our cultures and traditions, featuring colorful costumes, dances, food, arts & crafts, and music from around the world.”

Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 8, 2017

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

It’s Spring and the perfect time to jazz up your space with feathers! We love showcasing our favorite DIY feather projects like this amazing Pre-teen bedroom makeover by Candice Cowin of Texas Brocante Antiques & Interiors.

“About a year or so ago, I noticed that my eldest child wasn’t a little girl anymore. It was a great excuse to change things up in her bedroom. You know, to reflect her maturing tastes & needs” @texasbrocante

Using 5 Yards of our Metallic Rooster Coque Tail Fringe in Mauve; Cowin transformed her daughters “boring swing arm lamps” and jazzed them up with a bit of hot glue and some dyed feather trim from The Feather Place Los Angeles. This is definitely a bedroom makeover any pre-teen would love to have and one that she can grow into over the years! Take a look below! Don’t you love it!Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

With just these simple steps, you can DIY your own Feathered lamp shades and revamp your space from drab to fab!

Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

Feeling inspired like us and want to check out more projects from Texas Brocante Antiques & Interiors? Visit their Houzz page where you can find contact info, project photos and more!

Talk Derby to me with Headcandi Hats and Fascinators … our newest favorite Kentucky Derby Milliner! Using only fine quality materials and feather styles like Dyed and Natural Lady Amherst Pheasant, Ostrich Plumes, Rooster, Peacock Tails and Swords… There were so many Hats and Fascinators we loved and had to share them with you all! What we love the most about her designs is how she color coordinates her fabrics and feathers, always adding a pop of color!

Founded in 2003 by designer Britni Lynn Knable, hEADcANDi specializes in handcrafted fashion forward hats, fascinators, and accessories for Race Day and Wedding events…Building on inspiration from both classic vintage styles and current fashions, hEADcANDi is able to design pieces that have set us apart as the leading Milliner in the South!

ABOUT BRITNI
Britni’s love of fashion began as a child and continues today. She studied at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago where she landed a coveted position with Chicago milliner, Linda Campisano. There she quickly discovered that hats and bridal wear were her true passion. After college she headed to New York City, where she studied under world renowned milliner, Tracy Watts. With strong local roots, Britni returned to Louisville to design race day and wedding headwear. – www.etsy.com/shop/headcandi

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As seen in Southern Living : Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 19, 2016

in FEATHER TRENDS

As seen in Southern Living : Feathers! Decorating with Feathers never looked so good!  Southern Livings’ Special Double Issue featured 232 ways to add Joy, Spirit & Sparkle to your Christmas decor and of course they chose to use feathers! Adorn your front door, tree topper and table setting with natural pheasant tails this holiday season! Feathers sure do add Joy and Spirit to any gathering and are perfect for every occasion!

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Harlem Nights | Academy Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 30, 2016

in COSTUME,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Harlem Nights’ Joe I. Tompkins was nominated for an Academy Award for best costume design and we can see why just by looking at this movie still of the lovely Jasmine Guy as Dominique La Rue. Of course we love the Ostrich Feather details used throughout the whole film! And while the movie is now a cult classic, the costume design is more than enough reason to watch and the Academy agreed!

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“I originally thought we should shoot in black-and-white, but after researching, I decided to make black skin tones the most essential color in the film and use a limited palette. That would set off and highlight the beautiful skin tones of our cast, which was mostly black. I didn’t know what Eddie and Larry Paull and Joe Tompkins would think about this, so I created a color chart to demonstrate my idea. After seeing it, they supported the idea, and it became the basis for the look of the entire picture. In that environment, a few very strong color accents seemed to jump off the screen, but most importantly, the skin tones of the actors dominated each scene.” – Woody Omens, the film’s cinematographer

Harlem Nights | Academy Feathers

Get the look with our Champagne or Dusty Rose Ostrich Feather Boas and Black Ostrich Plumes or Floss.

Harlem Nights | Academy Feathers

We’ve grouped a few fun and simple inspirational Mardi Gras Feather Headdresses for you. Let’s us help you get parade ready… Fat Tuesday is on February 9th!!!

Inspirational Mardi Gras Feather Headdresses

Let’s start by showing you a few simple ways to dress up a simple headband. You can mix and use ostrich, rooster coque tails, goose biots and peacock if you like. The Feather Place carries a great selection of package feathers for you to get your creative juices going.  You’ll need a handy glue gun and a plastic headband and feathers. You may also add a Fleur D Lis embellishment.

Mardi Gras Feather Headdresses

Here are some of our Mardi Gras DIY inspired headdresses using some of our Natural and Dyed Headdresses. We loved using bright Ostrich Plumes and dyed Pheasant Zebra Tail Feathers in addition to all natural Peacock and Rooster Feathers! All you need is one of our already made headdresses. You will be parade ready in no time at all!Headdress Inspiration Collage 4 -The Feather PlaceHeaddress Inspiration Collage 2 -The Feather PlaceHeaddress Inspiration Collage 3 -The Feather PlaceMardi Gras Feather Headdresses

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on March 20, 2015

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART,STAGE & SCREEN

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

Stars flocked to the Savage Beauty Gala opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last week, strutting their stuff in McQueens most iconic feathered couture . We love that FKA Twigs chose to wear the birds of Paradise McQueen couture gown , Naomi Campbell in black Ostrich Feathers and Annabelle Neilson in Black and White Lady Amherst Plumage Feathered couture gown!

McQueenA sort of homecoming for the late McQueen, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is a re-staging of his wildly popular 2011 NYC retrospective which showcases 244 designs created during his 18 year career.

This must see exhibition sold out it’s advance 30,000 tickets in record breaking time eventually releasing another 50,000 pre sale tickets with another 200 first come, first serve basis at the door! We wish we could jump on over the pond to see this spectacular show!

Savage Beauty at the V&A is the largest and most ambitious fashion exhibition the museum has ever staged,” said curator Claire Wilcox at a press preview.

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“McQueen was an artist whose medium of expression was fashion.” – Kate Bethune, Victoria and Albert Museum

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Alexander McQueen Savage BeautyAlexander McQueen: Savage Beauty runs from March 14 – August 2, 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. For more information, visit www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty